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- Created: Tuesday, 10 September 2013 16:10
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The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council is holding a series of upcoming meetings to gather indigenous views of liquified natural gas and mining development.
First Nations from across the north will be invited to Prince George on Oct. 9 and 10 to discuss the impacts and opportunities.
"First Nations across the so-called B.C. energy corridor from the northeast through our territories in the interior, to the Pacific are an essential part of a global energy value chain that stretches from Western Canada to energy users across Asia," said Rena Zatorski, project manager for Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Summit 2013. "Our event will bring together First Nations leadership, the provincial and federal governments, natural gas project proponents from Western Canada and Asia, as well as leading world energy specialists to share information, offer comparative examples from similar energy infrastructure, to discuss the risks and opportunities that come from such projects, including cumulative impacts."
While the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council has been staunchly opposed to some industrial proposals, their member nations have also embraced other resource-based business. The meetings are not a protest, according to organizational materials, but a chance to discuss the issues.